EGYPT: PARLIAMENT SHOULD REJECT PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/0147/2019/en/ Amnesty International is calling on the Egyptian parliament to reject the proposed constitutional amendments that would undermine judicial independence and expand military trials for civilians. If adopted, the amendments would weaken the rule of law, further...

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Egyptian Rev. Forces and Iran: Disincentives of Relations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Abu Saada Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-rev-forces-and-iran-disincentives-of-relations/ One of the most prominent features of the current regional and global  political system is the rapid increase in the size and significance of non-state entities operating on a global, transboundary basis. This poses a major...

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Joint Stakeholder Submission to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review – EGYPT

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP and The Law Society of England & Wales Original Link: https://timep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/UPR-Egypt.pdf As part of a commitment to producing knowledge and analysis on the policies implicating the rule of law in the Middle East, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and the Law Society

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Egypt: The Military Scene in February

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-the-military-scene-in-february/ Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi left Cairo on Thursday, 14 February 2019, heading to Munich, Germany, to participate in the Munich Security Conference 2019. During the conference, Sisi gave a speech focusing on counterterrorism strategies and referring to the...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – Feb.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-feb/   More than one year has passed since the military campaign, codenamed as Operation Sinai-2018, was launched against insurgencies in Sinai, but there is no sign of success, particularly on the security level amid evictions of the...

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The US-Egypt Political-Military Relationship: A Critical Assessment

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-us-egypt-political-military-relationship-a-critical-assessment/ The US-Egypt relationship, once a cornerstone of American security and foreign policy in the Middle East, is in trouble. True, it is hard to tell from the headlines. To President Trump, Egyptian President...

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Report: Egypt 3rd largest arms importer worldwide

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/03/13/news/u/report-egypt-3rd-largest-arms-importer-worldwide/ Between 2014 and 2018, Egypt maintained its ranking as the third largest importer of arms globally, after Saudi Arabia and India, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute released two days ago. Egypt ranked third in...

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Egypt: The Military Scene in January

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-the-military-scene-in-january/ During January 2019, the Egyptian military Institution witnessed many developments, both internal and external, including: On the military institution’s external relations, January saw extensive media reports on the level of coordination between the...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – Jan.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-jan/ While no more official military communiques on Operation Sinai-2018 have been issued by the military spokesman, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on 8 January 2019 announced (in an interview with a State-owned satellite channel) that...

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Worse Than Mubarak

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Andrew Miller and Amy Hawthorne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/02/27/worse-than-mubarak-pub-78470 Consumed by domestic politics, exhausted by the Middle East, and complacent about the stability of Arab allies, Washington has stopped paying close attention to Egypt. But something alarming is happening in the most populous Arab country and a key...

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HUMAN RIGHTS IN EGYPT: REVIEW OF 2018

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1299162019ENGLISH.pdf The scope of Egypt’s human rights crisis expanded, as the authorities arrested opponents, critics, satirists, current and former human rights and labour rights activists, journalists, presidential candidates and sexual harassment survivors. The...

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Generalissimo Sisi

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mansour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/78363 On February 3, Egyptian parliamentarians from Tahya Misr (“Support Egypt”), a coalition supporting President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi that comprises one-fifth of parliament, submitted a proposal to amend the Egyptian constitution. Two days later, the General Committee accepted the proposed amendments...

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